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by bobg
27 May 2019 16:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th May
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Club runs - 26th May

That was a popular destination a few years back. Don't know why it fell out of favour, just wish that I still lead, or even ride a bike for that matter !
by bobg
26 Feb 2019 10:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd March
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Club runs - 3rd March

Also, make sure that you have your contact details stored in your phone under ICE (in case emergency) as this is what all of the emergency services look for.
by bobg
07 Dec 2018 14:55
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Roof mounted bike carrier
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Roof mounted bike carrier

2 off Thule roof mounted bike carriers. very little use £40 each. also roof bars to suit Audi or Skoda estate.
Call on 07973 625907.
by bobg
28 Oct 2018 16:53
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Track top
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Track top

Just noticed a Lutz track top for sale on Facebook. was worn by Dave Lloyd, and only £400. ??
by bobg
09 Oct 2018 13:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Resignation of the President
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: Resignation of the President

Hi Dave.
I can only echo what everyone else has said. You will/would be sorely missed
by bobg
14 Mar 2018 15:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th March
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: Club runs - 18th March

Went to aunty Rita's last Sunday with Pat & Ken, and although there seemed to only be 8 or 10 bikes there plus a few locals, could not get in.
So Sunday club runs will always be pot luck. But always worth giving them a try. Any problems then the Vale golf club is only 3 or 4 miles further on.
by bobg
03 Feb 2018 11:24
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Velodrome
Replies: 57
Views: 7268

Re: Velodrome

Dave. I must say that I totally agree with your comments. I did sign the petition, but have almost (but not quite) changed having seen some of the very valid points put forward by others.
by bobg
15 Nov 2017 09:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Guys and Dolls
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Guys and Dolls

We will be there on Thurs. looking forward to it.
by bobg
20 Jun 2017 08:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 18th June
Replies: 21
Views: 4256

Re: Club runs - 18th June

Well done Dave and Andy for leading club runs within the guidelines.
by bobg
13 Jun 2017 10:22
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Hare and the tortise.
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Hare and the tortise.

Rode the Solihull audax last Sunday and was a bit surprised that I was the only Beacon rider. A good route and free refreshments at the start, finish and at the control at Kineton. During the ride I was passed 5 or 6 times by the same group of 4 riders, who appeared to be relying on their Garmin! an...
by bobg
13 Jun 2017 10:02
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: A, B and C & Intro Club runs July, August and September 2017

20th is good for me George, on my 1960ish Percy Stallard. But like me it's seen better days and is a bit slow. We are off to France next week for the Anjou Velo, looks like a retro tour of the Anjou vineyards.
by bobg
02 May 2017 18:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Open 10 TT Janet Kelly Memorial Trophy 13th May
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

open 10

Martin. I will do the signs,

Bob
by bobg
19 Apr 2017 12:55
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Majorca rip off
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

jet2

Feeling a little happier with Jet2 now.. The flights to and from Mallorca were, in terms of the service they provide superb. Everyone was so helpful and probably one of my best ever experience. The one downside was a 1 hour wait for the baggage on our return. But I assume that was down to baggage ha...
by bobg
26 Mar 2017 18:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Harry Morris.
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Harry Morris.

Went to a new cafe today (Moorlands Farm Fisheries) near Whitlenge. Food was good, service good and not expensive. However, and the main point of this post, we met Snogger Morris. One of the clubs founder members, 1946. We reckon that he must be at least 90, but still going strong and quite a charac...
by bobg
28 Feb 2017 17:40
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Wern Watkin weekend away Friday 3 - Sunday 5 March 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3854

Bunkhouse

If you can get it over to me then I will take it. Not a problem.
by bobg
03 Feb 2017 14:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Midsummer Night's Club Ride...Sat 1 July.
Replies: 15
Views: 2795

night ride.

Hi Dave. I am working hard at the moment trying to get a bit of speed back|
IF successful I may well be interested.
The last all nighter was round about 1957, and I well remember sitting at the top of the Malverns eating our sandwiches and watching the sunrise.
by bobg
23 Jan 2017 14:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Majorca rip off
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Bike box

Had a bit luck with Jet2. I complained on their Facebook page and got the usual reply. Plus a couple or "hate mails" and a post from a lady who reckoned that if this happens with Easyjet you get refunded with vouchers for future use. Not sure if that is the case though. Anyway no hire bikes availabl...
by bobg
07 Jan 2017 13:46
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Majorca rip off
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Majorca rip off

I booked flights for Majorca last October with Jet2. at a cost of £180 per person. I now see that if I had booked today the cost would be £79.
NOT HAPPY!!!
by bobg
09 Nov 2016 15:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory ride 6th November
Replies: 2
Views: 790

intro

A bit like Last Of The Summer Wine on wheels.
by bobg
07 Sep 2016 14:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

help

Would have happily helped out at the cyclo cross, but we are off to Goodwood for the weekend. Sorry
by bobg
03 Sep 2016 14:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th September
Replies: 14
Views: 2647

intro

I will lead the intro run, a nice gentle ride to Cutnall Green. Approx 32 miles the pace will be that of the slowest rider, and that could well be me.
by bobg
21 Jun 2016 12:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Retro

Don't know where you get to on a Thursday Dave, but none of our stops gives out free beer and bacon sarnies. and certainly not the Dipsy Doodles (yes that is a Group) to entertain us. 1940s style music and dancing.
by bobg
15 Jun 2016 12:51
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Retro Ronde

Just back from a weekend in Belgium for the Retro Ronde. A sort of audax in that you have to get a card stamped at the controls, this entitles you to a bacon roll and a bottle of beer at the end. Food and drink at the controls was also free, including strawberries and ice cream at the final stop. 80...
by bobg
15 Jun 2016 12:44
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Retro Ronde

Just back from a weekend in Belgium for the Retro Ronde. A sort of audax in that you have to get a card stamped at the controls, this entitles you to a bacon roll and a bottle of beer at the end. Food and drink at the controls was also free, including strawberries and ice cream at the final stop. 80...
by bobg
15 Jun 2016 11:49
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Anne Hughes National Triathlon Champion
Replies: 15
Views: 2323

Anne

Sorry that this is a bit late champ but very well done. Thoroughly deserved. Also well done Dave.
by bobg
06 Jun 2016 09:36
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th June (plus Intro ride)
Replies: 21
Views: 3624

club run

Dave, I am on a strict training regime at the moment. Based on interval training, ok it may not be perfect and probably needs a bit of tweaking. What seems to work for me is approx. 1 mile hard (usually down hill) followed by 10 miles recovery. When Ruth caught me it was of course during that recove...
by bobg
05 Jun 2016 21:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th June (plus Intro ride)
Replies: 21
Views: 3624

Club run

As I now find club runs a bit to much these days, I did my own thing and went to Defford. A very good venue for Beacon club runs by the way. Out via Droitwich, and back via Bradley Green. 58 miles and 11.8 average. Nothing to shout about but I was happy with that. On the way home I was thinking abou...
by bobg
09 May 2016 14:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: LVRC Result
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

LVRC

Very well done Dave. Life in the old dog yet!
by bobg
13 Feb 2016 09:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Wern Watkin club weekend away Fri 26 - Sun 28 Feb 2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6035

Bunkhouse

Hi Martin, I can help with the bag if. You can get it to me in Bromsgrove on Thursday.
Cheers Bob
by bobg
08 Feb 2016 20:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Wern Watkin club weekend away Fri 26 - Sun 28 Feb 2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6035

bunkhouse

Fish & chips for 2 please Dave
by bobg
01 Feb 2016 10:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Berryfields Farm
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Berryfields Farm

Berryfields Farm
Berkswell Rd.
Meriden.

Not sure if this café is already on the club radar, but I called in last week, hot and cold food available and cycling friendly, bike racks outside.
Was told that other clubs use the place and can get quite busy on Sundays.
Could be useful for A,B and C runs
by bobg
20 Jan 2016 14:48
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Safety (or lack of) on our roads
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

safety

I think that part of the problem is that motorists take the view that it is "their" road not to be shared with cyclists. Which of course is not the case. Often when I speak to non cyclists the question of not paying road tax is also used as an argument for keeping cyclists of the road. Riding 2 abre...
by bobg
09 Jan 2016 12:30
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Unemployed
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

employment

Employing anyone is always a lottery. I came to the conclusion (having employed highly qualified people with brilliant CVs who turned out to be useless.) that the most important thing was a willingness to work, learn and an aptitude for the work.
by bobg
21 Dec 2015 13:10
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cycling Weekly
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Cycling Weekly

I stopped buying Cycling Weekly a couple of years ago as I felt that it was a waste of money, and had very little content that interested me. However I was in W H Smiths and as it was supposedly a bumper issue decided to give another shot, and very pleased that I did. Lots in there that I really enj...
by bobg
11 Sep 2015 13:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Scam ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Scam ?

Received an E mail this morning from blueboy51, and headed Beacon Audax. Have not opened it, and was wondering is this a scam?
by bobg
05 Sep 2015 11:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 6th September
Replies: 19
Views: 3755

intro

Helen, if you want to lead the run then I don't mind riding support. Otherwise I am happy to lead but would prefer to change the destination to Churchfield Farm, nr. Droitwich. A new café for the club.
by bobg
06 Aug 2015 16:58
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Barbecue 8th August
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

bbq

Salad please Dave. Thanks.
by bobg
05 Aug 2015 19:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Barbecue 8th August
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

bbq

Looks like we will be lucky as far as the weather, so starting around 6-30 to 7-00.
by bobg
29 Jul 2015 10:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Barbecue 8th August
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

BBQ

Yes please Dave, thanks

If anyone else would like to come to the Bbq in Catshill could you pleas let us know. The weather will be warm & sunny ???
by bobg
16 Jul 2015 16:11
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Road Race Sunday August 16th (Cancelled)
Replies: 23
Views: 3095

Help

Pretty sure that I will be able to help Dave. Don't mind what.
by bobg
14 Jul 2015 10:25
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs 12th July
Replies: 22
Views: 4069

100

Thanks Steve, Andy and everyone else on the ride. A great day out despite being out of my comfort zone on occasions. When we got to the pub I couldn't even get off the bike, had to lie it down and Paul was on hand to help me step out of it. However, after a beer and a little walk up Weatheroak was a...
by bobg
05 Jul 2015 17:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th July
Replies: 19
Views: 3393

intro

On todays intro ride were; Bob Green L Philip Whiteman. Support Luke Garrett Stephen Irvine Neil Evanson Ryan Evanson Pauline Whittaker Shan Williams Susan Fitzgerald Jonathon Morgan Also at the café; Lisa and Thomas. Thomas travelling in a trailer behind Lisa's bike. Does this mean his first club r...
by bobg
04 Jul 2015 20:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory Rides 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7032

Intro.

Hi Philip, The plan was, if only a small group then Cutnall Green or a larger group and everyone was happy to do an extra 5 miles or so then Whitlenge.
But quite happy to make it whitlenge whatever. See you in the morning and thanks for your help.
by bobg
30 Jun 2015 14:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Barbecue 8th August
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

BBQ

Not long now to the Barbeque. If you want to come along please give me a call on 01527 577512. Alternatively let me know on the MB. Cost by the way £5.50
by bobg
30 Jun 2015 13:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory Rides 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7032

Intro

I'm happy to lead the intro this coming Sunday. Was thinking either Cutnall Green, or maybe Whitlenge. May be slightly over the 30 miles but it will be very steady.
by bobg
16 Jun 2015 21:53
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Retro Ronde

I should have said that there are lots of great pics on the Retroronde Facebook page
by bobg
16 Jun 2015 21:27
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Retro Ronde

Sorry Steve. I have loads of pics, but no idea how to attach them to a message!
by bobg
16 Jun 2015 09:51
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Retro Ronde
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Retro Ronde

Just back from Belgium and a weekend of retro cycling. The event "Retro Ronde" is centred in Oudenarde the home of the Tour of Flanders. Started on Sat with a gentle ride out to the Paterberg and Koppenberg climbs. Lots going on all day in the town centre with live music until 3am. For the event its...
by bobg
09 Jun 2015 16:27
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Looking for a new bike
Replies: 15
Views: 2191

new bike

Just to confuse you a little more. I would also look at Canyon. The only problem, you can only buy online direct from Canyon. You complete the online form, pay your money and 3 days later your new bike arrives in a box from Germany. They are certainly good value for money. I think that my alum bike ...
by bobg
08 Apr 2015 20:42
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 100 Mile C Run - 12th July 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3559

100

For anyone who finds the prospect of 100m a little daunting, well this is a club run in the true sense of the word. As Dave said the miles really do slip by. nobody gets left, and we all finish together. The hard bit (for me at least) is when you leave the group after the pub and head home alone. Al...